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Coccinella septempunctata


Coccinella septempunctata
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Copyright: Giorgos Ntachris (GiorDah) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 24] (150)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 450D, Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM, Hoya 58 mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-28 12:13
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Coccinella
Species: Coccinella septempunctata
Coccinella is the most familiar genus of ladybird (or, in North America, ladybug). The elytra of most species are of a red or orange colour, punctuated with black spots or bands. The genus occurs throughout the Northern Hemisphere, but has only 11 species native to North America, with far more in Eurasia.

Its name comes from Latin coccineus, referring to the color scarlet.

Adults and larvae are voracious predators of aphids, and some species (e.g. Coccinella septempunctata) are used as biological control agents


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